Catalans Abroad

Isabel Batlle Rocha.

A land of opportunity

Why did you leave Catalonia?We left Catalonia twice. The first time was in 2008, and we did it because we thought that our kids should get to know and learn about my husband’s culture. My husband is...

Mariona Mateu Carles
Musician from Sant Genís

A land of music lovers

Why did you leave Catalonia?When I was about to finish my music degree I knew I wanted to continue studying. Since I really wanted to try to get in a school with a higher level and I could only find this...

Bàrbara Roviró
Teacher Educator for Foreign Language

A land of opportunity

Why did you leave Catalonia?After years of attending the German School in Madrid, and later in Barcelona, and learning German, the opportunity to study in Germany appeared logical and corresponded perfectly...

Marc Femenia Nobell. catalonia today.

Just one of the locals

Why did you leave Catalonia?I came to Sweden as an Erasmus exchange student in 1996. I was supposed to stay for 10 months… and I’m in my 22nd year here now.Why did you choose Stockholm as a place to...

Mariona Casals Cases.
Project Manager

Straight from the heart

@Why did you leave Catalonia?My journey started with an interesting opportunity to support the work of the European institutions in Brussels, but I have recently settled in the United Kingdom.Why did you...

Mariona Trias Campaña. gemma busquets.
is from Banyoles, Pla de l’Estany. Mariona moved to Barcelona when she was 17, where she started her studies in Hair/Makeup/Special FX. In 2001, she went to live in New York for a year and a half, where she continued her studies. She’s married to Jan, from Mexico, and they have twin boys: Roc and Klaus. They moved to London six years ago

Non-stop London

Why did you leave Catalonia?The main reason was work. My husband (Jan) and I have been working in the film industry for 22 years now. He’s a key grip and I’m a makeup artist. We have 10-year old twin...

carla garcia. berta coll.
Carla is from Barcelona and has been living in Berlin for seven years. She is the founder of the digital magazine Femspire, for women who want more from their life.

Living in Neverland

Why did you leave Catalonia?I left because of my work situation. I finished my theatrical studies and I was not able to find a proper job. I had to work in retail, which was really tiring, and the money...


Public transport grows by 5 million in first quarter

More than 235 million travellers used Barcelona’s public transport system in the first four months of 2018 which represents an increase of 2.2% compared to the same period last year, according to data...

road safety

Roadworthiness test updated for new technology

Catalonia’s roadworthiness testing authority (ITV) will from this week incorporate a series of innovations aimed at adapting the test to modern vehicles equipped with new technologies. One of the main...


Vaccinations begin as Ebola death toll mounts

A preventative vaccination campaign aimed at beating an outbreak of Ebola in Congo began on Monday in the port city of Mbandaka, where four cases of the deadly disease have been confirmed. The use of the...